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Vinsanto 20 years Barrel Aged

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Vinsanto 20 years Barrel Aged 1996

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Sweet, Still, White, Aidani, Assyrtiko, Athiri, Ages well, 13.5% alc.

Among wine-experts this is considered to be the best sweet wine all over Greece. After 20 years of ageing the wine displays a busting nose of caramel, toffee, sweet spices, dried fruits, citrus peel, lavender, thyme and whatever you can imagine. The palate is lusciously sweet, yet astonishingly vibrant, with amazing complexity and a never-ending aftertaste.

Producer Argyros
Producer's Description In the Cycladic area production of sweet wines from sun-dried grapes were the main traditional winemaking technique. Particularly in Santorini, because of the wealth of varietal grape and high quality raw material, this technique reached its apogee with the extremely sun-sweet wines Vinsanto.
From the 16th century we find writings describing the profitable trade of the island to Russia, based on the quality and reputation of Vinsanto but in the rare ability to withstand chrono.
The production process is painful, long and costly. But when after many years open barrels, appears Vinsanto sweet, complex, unique, exuberant, excellent. A rare krasi.
The Vinsanto produced 80% Assyrtiko, 10% Aidani 10% Athiri.
Features: Chalkokechrimpari color. Bold, kind, elegant and complex aromas of chocolate, roasted coffee beans, honey, nuts and dried fruit. Greasy mouth, full, perfectly balanced with the sweetness and acidity in harmony and with elegant, long, almost indelible epigefsi.
Vinification: sunned for 12-14 days. Aged 17 years in barrel and 3 years in fiali.
Ethanol: 14.0% vol.
Total acidity: 6 g / l
sugars: 240 gr / l
aging Features: Deep aging
Serving: can be eaten alone as an aperitif. It fits very well with cigars and sweet with cocoa and sokolata.
Serving: at 6-8 ° C.
Wine Color White
Greek Grape Variety  Aidani  , Assyrtiko, Athiri 
Quality category Σαντορίνη ΠΟΠ
Vintage 1996
Country Greece
Region Cyclades/Santorini
Volume 500ml
Dryness Sweet
Style Still
Abv 13.5%
When to Drink Ages well
Taste Character Hedonistic sweetness and aromatic complexity
Excellent match with Γλυκά ταψιού, τάρτες και γλυκά με ξηρούς καρπούς, χειροποίητο παγωτό, σοκολάτα γάλακτος και πλούσια τυριά όπως το stilton.
Good match with Fruit, Γλυκά Ταψιού
Awards * TROPHY - Vinsanto Argyros 1989, Decanter World Wine Awards 2010
* GOLD - Argyros Estate Vinsanto 1989, Challenge Du Vin France 2010
* 92 - Argyros Estate Vinsanto 1988, © 31 Dec 2008
* 93 - Argyros Estate Vinsanto 1987, Wine Spectator © 15 Nov 2007
* 90 - Argyros Estate Vinsanto 1984, Wine Spectator © 15 Nov 2005
* 94 - Argyros Estate Vinsanto 1984, Wine & Spirits Buying Guide © 2007
* GOLD - Argyros Estate Vinsanto 1984, Decanter World Wide Awards © 2004
* 92 - Argyros Estate Vinsanto 1983, © 01 Apr 2002
* 95 - Argyros Estate Vinsanto 1974, © 31 Dec 2008
Κριτική Επιτροπή Διαγωνισμού Decanter World Wine Awards 2016
96/100 Deep walnut colour with a green tinge. Flavours of fig compote with spice and coffee beans. This wine is truly something that all wine lovers must experience at least once in their lives. Could age further and not lose its lustre. A concentrated elixir to sip slowly.

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